NEWS RELEASE-JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
On March 18th, 2020; the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a report of possible inappropriate messages being sent through social media from a Crothersville High School employee to a 14 year old female student. Detective Mark Holt conducted the initial investigation into the allegations after being contacted by Jackson County Department of Child Services.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that inappropriate messages were sent from Crothersville School's Athletic Director and Boys Varsity Basketball Coach; Gregory T. Kilgore, 52, of Crothersville to a 14 year old female student from Crothersville Junior/Senior High School.
Due to content located in the messages, Kilgore was arrested and charged with Child Solicitation, a Level 5 Felony. Jackson County Detectives located Kilgore at an address in Jennings County on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:06 a.m. Kilgore was taken to the Jackson County Jail where he is being held until his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.
The investigation is on-going and Detectives ask that you contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department if you believe you have any additional information. Detective Holt was assisted by Jackson County Detective/CSI J.L. McElfresh, Detective Sgt. Stan Darlage and Jackson County Deputy Billy Dishman.